August 1992

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Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Cohen and Hebert) and Pediatrics (Dr Hebert), the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and the Department of Dermatology (Dr Grossman), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY.

Am J Dis Child. 1992;146(8):955-956. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160200077032

Denouement and Discussion 

Cutaneous Vascular Lesions 

DISSEMINATED HEMANGIOMAS  The presence of multiple cutaneous hemangiomas in a newborn or older infant may indicate various degrees of involvement by these vascular tumors. The lesions may be limited to the skin and represent a benign disorder, or they may be associated with visceral lesions, which sometimes cause life-threatening problems. Affected infants may demonstrate a few to as many as hundreds of cutaneous lesions. Similarly, if viscera are involved, the systemic lesions may be few or many.Although published reports have suggested that multiple cutaneous hemangiomas indicate a guarded prognosis, in most cases

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